Meaning of “rickets” in the English Dictionary

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"rickets" in British English

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ricketsnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈrɪk.ɪts/ us /ˈrɪk.ɪts/

a disease which children who do not have enough vitamin D can suffer from, in which the bones become soft and not shaped correctly

(Definition of “rickets” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)